Live at Lillehammer, Norway


WEXFO Youth, Lillehammer (WYL) will be arranged for the first time in May 2023. The target groups are students, pupils in upper secondary schools, age group 14-17 years. This is a kind of festival, with many different arenas where young people can learn about freedom of expression, discuss, and express themselves.

Lillehammer – our conference city

The World Expression Forum takes place annually in Lillehammer, Norway, in May/June. Norway ranks highly on Freedom of Expression indexes. The town of Lillehammer is a UNESCO City of Literature, an ICORN city of refuge for artists at risk and host of the biggest literature festival in Scandinavia. The city, the region (Innlandet) and the country are committed to supporting freedom of expression around the world.

We all carry a responsibility to make sure that the right to Freedom of Expression is upheld. Freedom of Expression comes with both rights and responsibilities. This is a constant investment in the democratic fabric of our societies.

Laila Bokhari, Academic, diplomat and politician, and member of WEXFOs program committe.